Fan noise. While I may not have a 2850, I ran 2x 2950 III's for about 4 years, and the fan noise is LOUD, even AFTER the initial bootup. Initial bootup, those things scream like jet engines on full afterburner.
Power consumption, hooked up to my kill-a-watt, idle power is around 220-250W, maxing out all 8 cores brought it to well over 350+ (I ran dual Xeon E5405's @ 2.0GHz). For pure pfsense use, your 2850 is the definition of overkill at home. Like Chris Bagnall stated previously, this is a moot point if you plan on running multiple virtual machines under your hypervisor of choice, although 4GB of ram is rather limiting in that regard. --mauirixxx From: List [mailto:list-boun...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of Brian Caouette Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:00 AM To: pfSense Support and Discussion Mailing List Subject: Re: [pfSense] Poweredge 2850 Are we talking fan noise? Hard drive noise? Also a comment was made about power. What are we talking? On 5/20/2014 2:59 AM, Giles Coochey wrote: On 20/05/2014 02:12, Chris Bagnall wrote: Forgive me for saying so, but that's a massive overkill for routing a 15Mbps connection. Granted, it'd be entirely appropriate if you were routing multiple gig transits in a datacentre environment where the power consumption might be justified, but in a home environment, you're just burning through electricity for the sake of it. Of course, if you're going to run pfSense as a VM under a hypervisor with several other VMs, then I take all the above back :-) Kind regards, Chris Not to mention that if I ran a PE 2850 at home there would probably be complaints about the noise!!! Those things *scream* in the audible sense!!! _______________________________________________ List mailing list List@lists.pfsense.org<mailto:List@lists.pfsense.org> https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list
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